The Middle of the Mitten festival is every January (or early February) to coincide with the anniversary of The Record Lounge, which opened January 2, 2008. Michigan bands are booked at a local venue with sponsorships and/or door prizes from Michigan-based businesses.
We are a nonprofit community events group that connects Michigan’s musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs. Host of the Middle of the Mitten festival in January and Rock for Relief fundraiser in April.
Bringing together Michigan bands, businesses, and people.
Born of the Middle of the Mitten festival, which celebrates each anniversary of The Record Lounge, Middle of the Mitten Events was created to bring that same local-centric message to other events.
Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent music stores on the third Friday of every April, and MOTM hosts live music at local venues while collecting donations for local charities.